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's a look at how 14-year-old marcus johnson is being remembered. reporter: the memorial is over but there's a few dozen people visiting with the johnson family. he may only have been 14 years old but marcus johnson described as the energizer bunny. touched more lives than people twice his age. more than 1200 people packed the church for the memorial to marcus johnsonment room for attendees had to be made in other areas to handle the crowd. easels showed photos from his toddler years to his prowess on the basketball court and a racer. photos with his mother, father, and younger braid, indicated the closeness of the family. marcus' mother was touched by the outpouring of support, and heartbroken at not being able to be with her son. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people that are here. he would be overwhelmed. i think he'd say, wow, cool. but i wish they al we in an arena somewhere watching me play basketball. forever we'll feel the warm of your smile, the magic in your eyes and the gentleness of your soul. reporter: marcus was killed when his cousin lost control of his sprint car while
old marcus johnson. he died last week at the marysville raceway -- struck and killed in a freak accident by his cousin's racecar. all after it went off the track and crashed into him in the pit. kron 4's j.r. stone takes us to today's funeral. his name was marcus johnson?.he may have only been 14 years old when he died but during those years he touched the lives of many >> when we see the shooting star ronald that it is you. >> reporter: the mother fought back tears the entire time. >> i am so sad that he is going to miss out on all of these things marcus' mom, gina johnson, spoke at his memorial sunday and fought back tears the entire time. johnson was an up and coming racer?he started competing on go karts at age 5 and in nine years won more than 200 races. his race suits and trophy?s were on stage at his memorial sunday?.along with his basketball gear. one by one his classmates came to the microphone but they didn?t talk about marcus?s athletic ability. they talked about marcus their good friend. through the tears his mom remembered the good times and one of her last memories
raceway park on saturday. friends and family of 14- year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside his family's muffler shop. police say the boy was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warmup lap on a race track in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68-year-old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car.who was not injured. chase johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the petaluma high school senior has also been a competitive racer since a young age.his website reveals that he comes from 4 generations of race car drivers. the 17 year old lives in penngrove.a town outside petaluma. some of the championships he's won have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school that are very involved in the sport. to lose a family member is very difficult. 14 year old marcus johnson.known by the nickname m-j was a lifelong racer.starting with smaller vehic
. you can see him here on his page that killed his cousin, marcus johnson who lived in santa rosa. >> something stranged happened. marcus was walking back and the him. lew about 150 feet and hit >> reporter: the young victim's distraught father spoke to kpix as he wanted people to know about his son. >> marcus loved everybody. and he was always smiling. he's a good boy. he loves to play basketball. and he loved his racing and racing cars and with his cousin, helping his cousin. he is just one of those kids, you know, he's just a special boy to everybody. >> and also killed in the crash is the 68-year-old of grass valley. chase johnson seen in car number 24 in his web page video is already a veteran at just 17 years of age. last year he won the pit stop sprint car championship series. host a role model for his younger cousin, marcus. his parents declined interviews, providing this statement that our family has suffered an unspeakable tragedy. the passing of our precious marcus johnson. there are no words to express our sorrow. our family has been racing for four generations and the
. the cause of the fatal crash is under investigation. friends are remembering 14-year-old marcus johnson, one of two people killed at the marysville raceway park. his own 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson, was the driver whose car went out of control. cornell, people are familiar with the young driver? >> yes, absolutely. kauai a racing legacy here in northern california. in fact, we are here at the petaluma speedway where the johnson family spent many weekend racing their winged sprint cars. the family now is in mourning over a terrible weekend racing tragedy. the johnson family's muffler shot is a growing memorial to the 14-year-old marcus johnson. he was one of two people killed on saturday by an out of the control race car at a speed p way north of sacramento. the was war driven by husband own cousin who attended petaluma high school. the two were as close as brothers and an investigation into the crash is now underway but the boy's grandfather says that the steering wheel on the car may have come loose. >> it clipped. we have not analyzed the car yet. it has been impounded by the sheriff
'm baits bait. a north bay teenager was remembered as a memorial. marcus johnson was killed last weekend when his cousin lost control of a race car. >> with heavy, heavy hearts we come here today, not with all the answers but with a lot of hurt. >> a memorial with marcus johnson here at santa rosa bible church. his life was kron called on stage from infancy to basketball to a go-cart racer. they had a loving and supportive relationship. his short life touched hundreds of people. they gathered at the church to honor and celebrate his life. his mother deanna johnson was deeply touched. >> i'm overwhelmed by the number of people that are here. he would be overwhelmed i think he would say, wow, cool. >> he was killed march 16th when a sprinted car driven by his cousin chase johnson malfunctioned. the car geared off the track killing mar kiss and a supporter. his mother mentioned taking him to school each day. >> it's going to be really hard taking him to school and picking him up every day. every day i pass middle rincon road and have tears in my eyes. >> they talked about his behavior and y
. constitutes at the middle school in santa rosa gathered last night to remember marcus johnson^. on saturday three was one of two in pit area at the raceway park killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was actually driven by his own cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. mourners noted the double tragedy for the johnson family. >> in first grade he would bring his race cars to school for events and it was fun to see. >> i cannot think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you could be. they raced the same raceway. >> the cause of the tragic crash is under investigation. some family members say the steering wheel came off. >> happening now, bart is taking a second look at the bicycle policy this week allowing bicycles on the trains at all times going this morning. the pilot program comes with a few restrictions. the first car of each train is off limits to bicycles. dug rush hour, no bicycles are allowed in the first three cars of the train. this test program runs this week only and ends on friday. abc7 news reporter will have more next half
-old marcus johnson. and the pilot program bike on bart starts today. from now until friday will be able to bring your bikes on every bart train. it's the second pilot is a success, bart staff will return to the board with a proposal for a permit changes to buy a policy. >> you may need an umbrella heading into tuesday and wednesday. we do have patchy, a cloud cover. high clouds streaming in in advance of the system. heading into the afternoon it will be a nice day. temperatures in the '60s if not low seventies. later tonight high cloud cover will continue temperatures in the '50s. if you leave for work or school. upper '30's now in santa rosa. navto is one of the cold spots. 46 in redwood city. 45 in fremont. falling the numbers into the afternoon. plenty of upper 60s in south bay. los gatos 71. 67 in san jose. to the east bay interior valleys could climb to 71 for fairfield, antioch, danville, and pleasanton. 64 in richmond. it may be a little cooler along the east bay shoreline. 62 expected in downtown san francisco. >> here is our satellite and radar view. high clouds streaming in ov
. friends and family of 14 year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the moral outside of his family's muffler shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warm-up lap on the racetrack in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old hideo wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >> authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car was not injured. chase the johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the pedal high school senior has also been a competitive fraser says a young age. his web site revealed that he comes from four generations of race car drivers. the 17 year-old lives and penngrsove. a town outside of pelham up. some of the championships each one have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high school says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school and a very involved in the sport. >> it is very difficult and sad to hear. >> chase johnson's website listed marcus as a member of the crew but the yuba county sheriff's department reports that market was not
. this he would have loved it to know everyone cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. >> i can't think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race winged sprint cars like the one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash is under investigation, but the family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that hi
cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. worsean't think of tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race like te one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash isione family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that his cousin, even though he did nothing wrong, he will have to think about this and know that he -- an
to remember 14 year old marcus johnson. he died last week at the marysville raceway -- struck and killed in a freak accident by his cousin's racecar. all after it went off the track and crashed into him in the pit. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story. and was at today's funeral. his name was marcus johnson?.he may have only been 14 years old when he died but during those years he touched the lives of many marcuss mom, gina johnson, spoke at his memorial sunday and fought back tears the entire time. johnson was an up and coming racer?he started competing on go karts at age 5 and in nine years won more than 200 races. his race suits and trophy?s were on stage at his memorial sunday?.along with his basketball gear. one by one his classmates came to the microphone but they didn?t talk about marcus?s athletic ability. they talked about marcus their good friend. through the tears his mom remembered the good times and one of her last memories with her son. >> there were lots of tears shed here at this memorial on sunday. also lots of parents holding their kids a bit tighter. some of the
business.with candles, flowers.and stuffed animals. and messages to the victim.14 year old marcus johnson.here's one sign that says our sunshine.and shows a picture of marcus.who is standing on the left.with other family members.including his nine year old brother. here's a message in chalk has his racing number.18.and says you will be forever in our hearts. another message to his cousin who was driving the car that killed marcus.chase johnson.which says we love you chase, stay strong. i spoke to the grandparents of both boys.who you see here in this photo.marcus on the left, and chase on the right.they were too overwhelmed to go on camera.the grandfather says that the acciddent was caused when the steering wheel came off of chase's race car.causing his to go the wrong way.he hit some tires put up as a barricade.and the car when up and over.hitting marcus who had just gotten up from his seat and was walking away.a 68 year old grass valley man was also killed. the family says chase feels terrible about the accident. the boys were very close.more like brothers than cousins.both boys loved t
yesterday. hundreds came out to remember 14 year old marcus johnson. he died last week at the marysville raceway -- struck and killed in a freak accident by his cousin's racecar. all after it went off the track and crashed into him in the pit. kron 4s j-r stone is following the story. and takes us to the funeral. more bay area news. his mom talked about the good times. >> he literally picked me up in the air and twirled me around. fire was amazed that he could pick me of. saw he had such a common sense about them and his allies would smile and light up a room. i spoke with a number of teenagers saying that school will not breathe the same without them. j.r. stone, kron 4 news. >> after a 90-minute stand off with police, a novato resident is now undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. this is video from our helicopter partnership with a-b-c-seven news, over the scene friday. someone reported the suspect starting a fire in a home near the corner of center road and stasia drive. relatives say that the suspect was acting up and in possible need of psychiatric help. after talking with police the
accident last weekend. 14-year-old marcus johnson was struck and killed by a race car at marysville raceway. johnson's cousin was driving the car when he lost control and crashed into the pit area. the accident also killed 68- year-old dale wonderjim. hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service to remember his life. investigators say they are still looking into that exact cause of the crash. >>> highway patrol is investigating a deadly head on crash in sunol involving three vehicles. it happened yesterday morning on highway 84. chp says the driver of a dodge a 46-year-old man from hayward drifted into an on coming lane hitting another vehicle. he died on the scene. four other people in the two other cars were injured. the accident closed the highway for two hours. >>> chp is cracking down on reckless motorcycles and bike riders. highway patrol officers say gone up. they will target motorcyclists breaking traffic laws on the sunday morning ride. they will also look for bicyclists who don't stop at stop signs or let drivers pass. >>> this upcoming week holds two major traffic
saturday at maryville's raceway park. the driver and the victim are family. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what expe
. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what experts at the track say about the i
and friends gathered to say goodbye to 14 year-old marcus johnson. he was killed and an ax and by his cousins race car. he started competing with go cards at age five and one more than 200 races. one by one his classmates came to the microphone but they did not just talk about marcuses athletic ability, they talk about him as a good friend. marcuses mom also spoke at his memorial and fought back tears. >> the gentle as of years old. will we see a shooting star, we will know it's you. many of the teens' that attended the funerals of the school was not be the same now that marcus is gone. we'll be right back as the kron4 morning news continues. >> teenage girls are obsessing about a new trend. it is a fight gap a gap that can be seen between the fis won the girl was standing with her knees together. some scenes that i get symbolize the ideal body shape. social me aside such as summer, facebook and twitter and have flooded the zone with pictures of the gaps. the scene say that the site makes them feel they have to conform. some are on the other hand says the discoveriit discourages logs tht act
-old marcus johnson of santa rosa and another man were killed when a car lost control and slammed into the pit area. >> it's dangerous for the people that are watching it. i really believe that they ought to take the time to fix that. >> the racetrack owner says investigators have not determined the track to be unsafe. investigators continue to look into what caused johnson to lose control. >>> helping to rebuild a fairfield landmark destroyed by fire, that's the goal of organizers as they hold a benefit concert for a club that suffered a million dollars in damages on january 25th. investigators say the fire started in the attic. it was determined to be an accident. money raised will go toward rebuilding the club which brings in some big name comedians from across the country. >>> there's a big emergency drill going on right now inwalnut creek. canine search and rescue teams are conducting a mock search at the shell ridge open space.  they are simulate ago plane crash. this will all take place until 3:00. the open space is still open to the public but pet owners are being asked to keep their
for marcus johnson. there will be a private funeral on saturday that a public memorial on sunday for market who was an eighth grader who was in the pit area of the marysville racetrack with his cousins raise car went off the track during a practice lap and struck and killed markets and also dale wondergem jr.. another man killed in the accident. the driver 17 year-old petaluma high school student is the cousin was like a brother to markets. it was very difficult for the family. >> it will be quite a bit logger for anyone being availabl to get a reservation at the chez panisse because of a fire on march 8th. >> it turns out there with a lot more damage and repair work that they have to do. the front part of the buildings around here by scaffolding will have to be torn down and rebuilt. other structural work is needed to bring the 1970's restaurant up to cold. >> a lot of the electricians, plumbers, all that kind of stub it is a normal job but it will be going seven days a week. >> at first they thought they would reopen next month. that is not going to happen. at this point they have no date
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